Puerto Rico Bundles makes connections to Culture, Geography, Grammar, Literature. Music and Social Studies.
(Social Studies and Culture)
PPT in PDF format to give an overview of Puerto Rico's history and culture:
(Grammar and History)
Preterit vs Imperfect with Puerto Rico's history:
Taino Legend "El Coquí":
(Literature-short story that makes connections to the politics of th island)
Una semana de siete días por Magali García Ramis PPT in PDF format (24 slides):
A Julia de Burgos PPT in PDF format (23 slides)
Link for story:
News article for a movie filmed in Puerto Rico:
Map of Puerto Rico in PDF format:
(Grammar and Music)
Fill in the blanks for a Preterit song (Jennifer Lopez) and Web Quest:
Notes for interactive notebook for Puerto Rico:
Activity to accompany PPT is a KWL chart. Students first fill out before viewing the PPT what they already know about Puerto Rico. As they view the PPT, they fill out what they are learning. The last column "want to know more" leads to a Web Quest.
Students go to the writing lab or library and find the answers to what they wanted to know more about and then turn key the information to their classmates. This incorporates the use of technology, reading and writing, and lastly speaking. Students get two grades. One for their independent research and the other for their oral presentation. If writing labs are not available, it can be assigned for HW.
ADDED Grammar worksheet (Por vs Para) which also makes connections to Puerto Rico:
ADDED Ser vs Estar (connections to Puerto Rico):
1.2 Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze
what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
2.1 Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives
3.1 Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their